Hi all, as titled, can anyone recommend a decent place to get my bumpers/wheel arches/side trims sprayed from plastic to a paint finish? I am based in Bracknell, can anyone recommend somewhere reasonably near?
Yeah you'll easily pay hundreds if you take it to a sprayer, whereas if you buy the materials yourself you should be able to do it for £40-£50 ish. There are quite a few tutorials on here on how to spray various things.
Baby oil in any supermarket/poundshop/boots/superdrug lol? but it wont give you a paint finish, it just makes them black, the other solution is get a heat gun on them! i did mine a year ago and they are still black!
over time, the bond in the plastic molecules become weak and start to deteriorate. once you heat it up, they re bond and become as good as new. start off far then move in until the plastic just starts turning black.
I've always wondered why on some Corsa's (mines included before the bumper dye) do the wheel arches go to very light grey (almost white on some ones) but the black plastic on the bumpers (post 97 i've noticed more) never seems to fade the same way.
I'll try removing the dye with meths, then try the heat gun. Might do it twice a week for a few weeks and see if i can get it darker than Bradders.
I used a £1.50 bottle of shoe dye, and everyone that see's the car asked how I got them so dark
If you look at the bit of the rear bumper just below my rear light, you can see an area I missed and how grey it used to look. Thats because I couldnt get under the light without taking the bumper off or the lights out and couldnt be bothered to do either at the time